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4 Signature Experiences To Look Forward To With Celebrity Cruises In 2017

Every year, Celebrity Cruises feature a number of sailings that coincide with popular world events, giving you the chance to put yourself in the heart of the action as well as having a fantastic holiday on the waves. Along the way, there will be themed activities on board the ship, as well as exciting shore excursions that show you a different side of the celebrations.

These occasions range from sporting events to spectacular festivals and take place all over the world. Here are just a few to look forward to in 2017.

Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

As possibly the most famous carnival in the world, the celebrations in Rio are an explosion of colour, music and joy. In 2017, the event starts on the 24th of February and if you choose the South America & Rio Carnival Cruise that departs Buenos Aires on the 19th, you’ll arrive just in time for the fever to take hold. Not only will you have the option to secure grand stand or box seats for the parade itself, Celebrity Infinity will also take you to Montevideo and Sau Paolo on this fantastic trip to South America.

America’s Cup

America's Cup Sailing

As the world’s most famous yacht race and oldest international sporting trophy, the America’s Cup is a prestigious event for sailing fans. It features two yacht clubs (one known as the challenger and the defending champions known as the defender) which compete in a series of races. Next year, it will be held in Bermuda, where Oracle Team USA will be bidding to keep the as yet undecided challenger at bay and you could be there to witness the action. As you set sail from Cape Liberty Cruise Port on June 18th, you’ll stop off in Boston en route to spending four days soaking up the sun, sea and sailing action.

Cannes Film Festival


This cruise offers the chance to surround yourself with movie stars and behave like one yourself in the celebrity playground that is Cannes. The film festival runs from May 13th to 24th and you will be in town on the 20th and 21st. Aside from rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite, you can enjoy activities on board Celebrity Equinox that celebrate past winners at this glamourous event. After Cannes, the star-studded destinations keep on coming in the form of Provence, Rome, Florence and Barcelona.

New Year’s Eve in Dubai

Dubai Fireworks

Celebrate Christmas and the New Year whilst sailing to India and the Gulf States. This cruise departs Abu Dhabi on the 19th of December and will give you the chance to ring in 2018 in one of the world’s most opulent cities. Before you count down the seconds to midnight, though, Celebrity Cruises will provide a couple of excursions that will enhance your time in Dubai even further. You can enjoy a luxurious dinner on a private yacht before watching the fireworks, or take advantage of unlimited drinks and a gourmet meal on the rooftop Mercury Lounge of the Four Seasons Dubai. This is a city that never does anything in half measures and so you can expect the New Year celebrations to be just as striking as everything else.

All of these Signature Sailings are available to book with us now, so speak to our team today to secure your place at one of these fantastic 2017 events.

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